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. >>> scientist meeting in san francisco today unvailed a new technology that could help better predict storms. it keeps track of the pineapple express winter storms. those rivers are monitored by ground moisture sensors and gps. the new technology was presented at the american gee you physical convention today. >>> the results are in from the first test of marsian soil. right now scientists say they have no evidence to support life. it also came from the meeting of the geo physical union. >>> a fire district is reconsidering some of its protocols tonight after three firefighters were injured after responding to a traffic accident. they say precautions that were not taken yesterday might have prevented it. >> the fire engine is out of service for now. the accident happened during yesterday morning's rainstorm. firefighters responded to a minor car accident near the wilder road exit. the cars were on the shoulder and officials say the firefighters followed procedure for parking engines on freeways. >> we have a procedure that requires them to park at an angle to protect the scene >> fire offici
. >>> and new at 7. technology development that may be able to predict landslides. thrive san francisco where she to bees researcher attempting find ways when and where landslides might happen. >> reporter: can wear in the sea cliff neighborhood. now researchers say that are learning more about exactly what causes happened to give -- happened to -- happened to give away. >> it was a catastrophic clash. and. the great effort bay area storm this is week had many homeowners watching the skies and the ground. including between i'll crest and wine i don't know street. >> there are been working installing new plastic sheeting and sandbags. >> reporter: a the question is how to tell when a landslide will happen. >> they do present a danger to the san francisco bay population. so we're doing as much as we can to quantity fie that risk. >> he presented his findings today. until now most research toes focused on amount of rainfall and link to landslide. >> we're trying to mono-- monitor the sub surface of the soil. . >> reporter: two years agent team placed monitor in four bay sites. >> we can discern
that declined 2.5%. >>> a report shows a surprising bang from the big bucks behind technology. silicone valley tech workers are creating more jobs simply by having one. >> reporter: lunchtime at the retail center in san jose can look like a race to eat with hungry workers from tech companies bringing their wallets and appetites. >> we to them a lot. deliveries, pick up orders, give them a big discount. they order from us a lot. >> reporter: a new report shows for every one high-tech job, 4.3 additional jobs and the local goods and services economy are created in the same region. >> anywhere you see concentration of high-tech workers you will see various other services pop up around them. restaurants, coffee shops, and, hair-cutting salon. various other services that workers demand. >> services like dental care. perfect smile expanded into this second office in san jose and hired 10 new employees because of demand. >> we had many patients coming in and the practice has been growing due to the industry right around this area. >> santa clara county leads the nation with close to 30% of the work
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